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Lord of the Seven Kingdoms (feminine equivalent being Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms) is the second title held by the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, along with King of the Andals and the First Men and Protector of the Realm.

Inspiration

This is loosely comparable to how some real-life medieval monarchies continued to claim titles that they no longer possessed de facto. The kings of England styled themselves "King of France" long after the English had lost all their French territory and any prospect of reclaiming it, and "Lord of Ireland" when they had little practical control of the country. The oddity of the early Targaryen kings laying claim to Dorne is that, unlike English kings who lost territory in Ireland but still claimed it, the Targaryens never conquered Dorne, nor did they have any other real legal claim to it.

Known Lords of the Seven Kingdoms

Targaryen dynasty

Image Shield Name Term Titles
Aegon the Conquerer House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Aegon I Targaryen, the Conqueror 1 – 37 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
Aenys I Targaryen House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Aenys I Targaryen 37 – 42 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
King Maegor the Cruel House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Maegor I Targaryen, the Cruel 42 – 48 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
100px House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Jaehaerys I Targaryen, the Conciliator 48 – 103 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
Viserys I Death House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Viserys I Targaryen 103 – 129 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
King Aegon II Aegon-II-Shield-Icon Aegon II Targaryen, the Usurper 129 – 131 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
AegonIIITargaryenFamilyTree House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Aegon III Targaryen, the Dragonbane 131 – 157 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
DaeronITargaryenFamilyTree House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Daeron I Targaryen, the Young Dragon 157 – 161 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
Baelor the Blessed House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Baelor I Targaryen, the Blessed 161 – 171 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Viserys II Targaryen 171 – 172 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Aegon IV Targaryen, the Unworthy 172 – 184 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
Daeron II House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Daeron II Targaryen, the Good 184 – 209 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Aerys I Targaryen 209 – 221 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
MaekarITargaryenFamilyTree Maeker-Shield-Icon Maekar I Targaryen 221 – 233 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
Aegon the Unlikely House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Aegon V Targaryen, the Unlikely 233 – 259 AL King of the Andals and the First Men
Aerys II Targaryen Mad King House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Aerys II Targaryen, the Mad King 259 – 281 AL King of the Andals and the First Men

Baratheon dynasty

Image Shield Name Term Titles
RobertBaratheon House-Baratheon-Main-Shield Robert I Baratheon, the Usurper 281 – 298 AL King of the Andals and the First Men

Lord Paramount of the Stormlands (until 282 AL)

S04E02 - Joffrey Baratheon Cropped House-Baratheon-of-King's Landing-Main-Shield Joffrey I

Baratheon, the Illborn

298 – 300 AL King of the Andals and the First Men


Lord Paramount of the Stormlands (De Jure)

Tommen Season 6 House-Baratheon-of-King's Landing-Main-Shield Tommen I Baratheon, the Boy King 300 - 303 AL King of the Andals and the First Men

Lord Paramount of the Stormlands (De Jure)

At the coronation of Cersei Lannister as Cersei I, she was proclaimed "Protector of the Seven Kingdoms", a  de facto equivalent title that of Lady Regnant of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, but leaving those titles vacant de jure.

Claimants

Image Shield Name Claim Titles
Aegon Targaryen son of Aenys House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Aegon Targaryen 42 - 43 King of the Andals and the First Men (Claimant)
Image Shield Name Claim Titles
Rhaenyra on King's Landing Blacks-Main-Shield Rhaenyra I Targaryen 131 AL Queen of the Andals and the First Men (Claimant)
Image Shield Name Claim Titles
Daeron the Black Dragon House-Blackfyre-Main-Shield Daemon I Blackfyre, the Black Dragon 184 – 196 AL King of the Andals and the First Men (Claimant)
House-Blackfyre-Main-Shield Daemon II Blackfyre 196 - 212 AL King of the Andals and the First Men (Claimant)
Image Shield Name Claim Titles
Maelys the Monstrous House-Blackfyre-Main-Shield Maelys I Blackfyre, the Monstrous ? – 259 AL King of the Andals and the First Men (Claimant)
Image Shield Name Claim Titles
Viseryspromoheadshot House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Viserys III Targaryen,
the Beggar King
281 – 298 AL King of the Andals and the First Men (Claimant)
Renly profile House-Baratheon-of-Storm's-End-Main-Shield Renly I Baratheon, the King in Highgarden 298 – 299 AL King of the Andals and the First Men (Claimant)

Lord Paramount of the Stormlands

Stannis S05E09 House-Baratheon-of-Dragonstone-Main-Shield Stannis I Baratheon, the King in the Narrow Sea 298 – 302 AL King of the Andals and the First Men (Claimant)

Lord of Dragonstone

Lord Paramount of the Stormlands (De Facto from Renly's death)

Dany finale s6 winds of winter House-Targaryen-Main-Shield Daenerys I Targaryen, Mother of Dragons 298 AL – present Queen of the Andals and the First Men (Claimant)


Queen of Meereen


Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea

In the books

Every king of the Targaryen dynasty held the title "Lord of the Seven Kingdoms", dating back to Aegon the Conqueror himself, even though Aegon was never able to conquer Dorne. He thus only controlled six of the seven kingdoms plus the Riverlands, which historically has never been counted as one of the "seven". Dorne only joined the Targaryen realm through peaceful marriage-alliance fully two centuries after the War of Conquest (about one century before the War of the Five Kings).

When Aegon I began his conquest of Westeros, he unilaterally declared himself king and lord of all of the Seven Kingdoms, before proceeding to actually conquer kingdoms such as the Reach or the Westerlands. Aegon's armies were repulsed from Dorne due to guerrilla warfare - but he never stopped claiming the title. Subsequent Targaryen kings continued to use the title "Lord of the Seven Kingdoms" as a tacit declaration that they still laid claim to Dorne and intended to conquer it eventually. A century and a half later, King Daeron I even managed to briefly conquer Dorne, but the occupation was thrown off and it remained independent for another half century.

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